Greatest Video Hits 1

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Greatest Video Hits 1
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Produced by Simon Lupton and Rhys Thomas
Starring Freddie Mercury
Brian May
Roger Taylor
John Deacon
Music by Queen
Distributed by EMI (Europe)
Hollywood Records (North America)
Release date(s) 2002
Running time 200 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Greatest Video Hits 1 was the first Queen video collection on DVD. Most of the content was released previously on VHS and the long defunct CED Videodisc format as Greatest Flix in 1981. It was released in October 2002, and included video hits of the band between 1973 and 1981.

The DVD peaked at number one in UK, with sales of more than 90,000 copies. It was also the best selling DVD of the year in 2002. It was also number one in USA (platinum), Germany (gold), Spain and other countries. It was also 4 times platinum in Australia, 3 times platinum in Canada, platinum in Poland, and other places.

Most music videos on the DVD have been converted to 16:9 widescreen. This was achieved by cropping large amounts of picture from the top and bottom of the original 4:3 frame. This has caused much controversy among many fans who want the videos presented in their original aspect ratio, and see the conversion as unnecessary and detrimental to the original material.

Disc 1[edit]

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody
  2. Another One Bites the Dust
  3. Killer Queen (live Top of the Pops version)
  4. Fat Bottomed Girls
  5. Bicycle Race
  6. You're My Best Friend
  7. Don't Stop Me Now
  8. Save Me
  9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  10. Somebody to Love
  11. Spread Your Wings
  12. Play the Game
  13. Flash
  14. Tie Your Mother Down
  15. We Will Rock You
  16. We Are the Champions

Audio:

  • PCM Stereo
  • DTS 5.1

Disc 2[edit]

  1. Now I'm Here
  2. Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy (live Top of the Pops version)
  3. Keep Yourself Alive
  4. Liar
  5. Love of My Life
  6. We Will Rock You (Live Fast Version)

The second disc also contains some extras, such as a documentary about 'Bohemian Rhapsody' called 'Inside the Rhapsody' and a photo gallery. There will be a "Flames" video version of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' played if you press "Up-Up, Down-Down, Left-Left" on your remote control in the 'Rhapsody' menu.

It is also possible to access audio commentaries to the initial 16 tracks of this release. Commentaries by Freddie Mercury and John Deacon are taken from previously recorded interviews whilst Brian May and Roger Taylor have recorded new commentaries for the DVD. Both confessed they have few memories of many of the videos due to a long time in each seeing them prior to the DVD being recorded.

Charts and certifications[edit]

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